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  • Citrus Disease Found in New Orleans

    Citrus Disease Found in New Orleans
    Sweet orange scab, a citrus disease recently discovered in Texas, has made its way to Louisiana, according to officials. The disease was confirmed on August 20 on samples from a residential lime tree in Algiers in Orleans Parish, said LSU AgCenter...
  • FEMA Sending Nearly $2 Billion to Cover Damaged Orleans Schools

    FEMA Sending Nearly $2 Billion to Cover Damaged Orleans Schools
    Sen. Mary Landrieu says President Barack Obama's administration is sending New Orleans schools $1.8 billion in federal money to cover damages from Hurricane Katrina. Landrieu said in a news release Wednesday that the announcement will be made by the...
  • FEMA Awards Orleans Schools Nearly $2 Billion Dollars

    FEMA Awards Orleans Schools Nearly $2 Billion Dollars
    A huge win for Orleans schools. Today, FEMA awarded the parish $1.8 billion dollars to help move into the next phase of Katrina recovery. It's a regular practice day at Harrell Park on South Claiborne. Trina Ruth's son Jaylen is on defense today. He's in...
  • Man Dressed as a Drag Queen During Robberies Convicted

    Man Dressed as a Drag Queen During Robberies Convicted
    A New Orleans man who robbed a hamburger restaurant and tried to knock over another while wearing a dress and wig, is headed to jail. On Thursday, a jury found Darryl Robinson guilty of one count of armed robbery and one count of attempted armed robbery....
  • Press Briefing On The Recovery School District Settlement

    SECRETARY NAPOLITANO: Well, thank you very much, and thank all of you for joining us today for this major announcement. And as was said earlier, I'm very pleased to be joined by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, and...
  • Mayor Landrieu Dramatically Reduces Take Home Cars

    Mayor Landrieu Dramatically Reduces Take Home Cars
    Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced results of a new take-home car policy for city employees that will take effect September 1, 2010. The new policy, which ensures the take-home cars are given only to those full-time employees who need them to carry...
  • New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Gun Charge

    New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Gun Charge
    QUINCY L. JYNES, age 22, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, pled guilty yesterday in federal court before U. S. District Judge Martin L. C. Feldman to being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. According...
  • District Attorney's Office Obtains Manslaughter Plea in Murder Case in Less Than Six Months of Killing

    District Attorney's Office Obtains Manslaughter Plea in Murder Case in Less Than Six Months of Killing
    District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office obtained the conviction of Robere Nguyen Monday afternoon. The defendant pled guilty to Manslaughter for killing Michael Nguyen (n.b. the victim and the defendant were not related) on February 26,2010, in New...
  • Orleans Parish School Board Announces Early Dismissal For Sept. 9

    Orleans Parish School Board Announces Early Dismissal For Sept. 9
    The Orleans Parish School Board will dismiss classes at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010 allowing buses to avoid the traffic delays expected because of the Saints parade and game. Superintendent Darryl Kilbert said the early dismissal will affect...
  • New Orleans Man Sentenced To 15 Months In Federal Prison For Weapons Violation

    New Orleans Man Sentenced To 15 Months In Federal Prison For Weapons Violation
    NOLAN ALEXIS, age 28, a resident of New Orleans, was sentenced today in federal court by U. S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon to fifteen (15) months in prison for illegally possessing a firearm in New Orleans, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. In...
  • Man Murdered In St. Claude Neighborhood

    Man Murdered In St. Claude Neighborhood
    A 34 year-old man was shot to death in the St. Claude neighborhood. New Orleans Police say the shooting happened at the intersection of Louisa Street and Marais Street, just before 9:30 Saturday night. Officers found the victim laying in the street on...